Two looks of Alia Bhatt from her upcoming film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiyawadi were launched yesterday. The film is based on a chapter in the book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai by Hussain Zaidi. The film set to release later this year, is a biographical film based on the life of Gangubai, written and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and produced by Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada, under the Bhansali Productions and Pen India Limited.
Gangubai was a formidable matriarch and a brothel owner. The makers have said that, “The film revolves around the life of Gangubai Kothewali, a powerful woman in the 60s, who was also known as the ‘Madam of Kamathipura’ for her connections with the underworld.”
Gangubai was sold into the brothel at a young age and rose through the hardships life threw at her.
India Today reported that “The shooting of Gangubai Kathiawadi began in December last year. Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi was announced in October 2019, two months after Bhansali’s film Inshallah starring Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan in the lead was shelved.”
The film is expected to release on 11 September 2020.